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Ray Massey FRPS
I was first exposed to light in Somerset in the South-West of England. Thirteen years later I discovered photography whilst experimenting with pinhole cameras made from coffee tins. To this day the emotional experience of watching my first print develop before my eyes remains with me as constant reminder of the magic of photography.
To the consternation of my mentors, photography, which had by this time developed into a passion, enticed me away from further academic education. I attended Art Colleges in Somerset and Kent, where I studied Fine Art, Graphics and Photography. Although my parents supported my decision I think they would have preferred I took a proper job.
Having left the security of art school where I was able to experiment with many techniques and processes, I moved to London where I endured a period of assisting. During this eighteen months of employment, I worked with five very different photographers before realising that I was unemployable. At the age of 20 I became an independent freelance photographer from my first studio in Camden.
I am able to offer a long and tedious list of impressive clients guaranteed to send the most diligent art buyer to sleep. I am motivated by the diversity of my work and have always enjoyed a challenge. My passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special has provided me with a regular flow of interesting commissions. I enjoy bringing all the facets of a production together and the support of an experience and loyal team of assitants, model makers, artists, stylists, producers and retouchers. I often set aside time for my own personal projects and experimentation.
I'm not an equipment aficionado and consider the camera to be a device to stop the lens rubbing on the film. Depending on the subject, I currently shoot digitally, tethered to a Lihof view camera or a Hasselblad using a 45mp back. On location, I shoot mainly with a Canon (apparently, which ever model has just gone out of date) and often using film on my favourite panoramic camera.
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